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When I opened my Elevation it showed all black. First time happening to me. What should I do?

Denis Aviel
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Barry Kelly
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If you are not deliberately using a black background, then the first thing I would try is to restart your machine.

 

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Lingwisyer
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Not some macOS darkmode setting / interaction? Given that your contours are all white, it is almost as if the hardware accelerated window is having it's colours inverted.

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I don’t know. That’s never happened to me. Does being a copy/paste from another archicad document have anything to do with it?


@Denis Aviel  wrote:

Does being a copy/paste from another archicad document have anything to do with it?


It shouldn't do.

Is the floor plan view background black as well?

 

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Nope

Are other elevations or sections black?

 

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Yes, also the sections. The plans and 3D are both fine 

I always thought that plans, elevations and sections use the same background (3D is different).

I have never seen them different to each other.

 

Check the background colour and maybe change it to something else and then change it back to white (I personally use a very pale green - easier on the eye and I can still see white lines as white colour).

 

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Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Perfect. I’ll tell you if it works. Thank you 

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